smith-miller + hawkinson architects, new york city

Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects challenged convention with this residence in the Houses at Sagaponac development on Long Island, N.Y. “It's addressing the problem of the American suburban dwelling, which is an object on a lot with space all around it,” explains Henry Smith-Miller, RA. He and his colleagues pulled the house's two main masses—a two-story volume containing guest and family quarters and a one-story wing comprising living/dining functions—to the outskirts of the site, creating a series of private outdoor rooms between them. “It feels generous without being ostentatious,” said one judge.

principals in charge / project architects: Henry Smith-Miller, RA, and Laurie Hawkinson, RA, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects
project manager: Luben Dimcheff, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects
general contractor: Rich Reinhardt, Reinhardt & O'Brien Contracting, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
project size: 3,900 square feet
site size: 1.37 acres
construction cost: Withheld
photography: Michael Moran.

product specs
bathroom and kitchen fixtures, kitchen fittings: Kohler Co.; cooktop, oven/range, refrigerator: Viking Range Corp.; hardware: Modric; skylights/roof windows: VELUX A/S